It is week seven of the 2016-2017 college football season and we start this week with four quick picks for the upcoming noon games. Our week seven NCAA football free picks include the Lafayette Leopards (1-5) at the Army Black Knights (3-2), the NC State Wolfpack (4-1) at the #3 Clemson Tigers (6-0), the Kansas State Wildcats (3-2) at the #19 Oklahoma Sooners (3-2), and the #20 West Virginia Mountaineers (4-0) at the Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-2). We’re going to bet 10 units across these four games.
Lafayette Leopards at Army Black Knights
The spread on this game is massive, as Army is favored by 34.5 points. Army, with its impressive running game and solid defense, should certainly win. Although Lafayette has lost all but one game, none of those losses were by 33 points. Their worst loss was by 24 points, which was to the Fordham Rams. Army has had only one win that was over 33 points. That was when they beat the UTEP Miners 66- 14.
Take the Lafayette Leopards at +34.5 for 2 units
NC State Wolfpack at #3 Clemson Tigers
This is a big Atlantic Coast Conference game, as the Tigers are in first and the Wolfpack sits in fourth. Clemson has beaten some good teams, including the nationally ranked Louisville Cardinals. There’s a good chance they will win this one. However, this game features two very good offenses and two fine defenses. The Tigers are at -20.0
Bet the NC State Wolfpack at +20 for 3 units.
Kansas State Wildcats at #19 Oklahoma Sooners
The Oklahoma Sooners have a very fine offense that includes a fine air attack and solid ground game. The Kansas State Wildcats have less to offer on offense but they bring a lot more to the field on D. The Wildcats are allowing just 17.6 PPG, and they limited #8 Stanford to 26 points when they played them early in September. The Sooners are allowing 36.2 PPG while scoring an average of 40.6 PPG. The Sooners are at -14.0. We don’t think they will cover in this Big 12 matchup.
Take the Kansas State Wildcats at +14 for 2 units.
#20 West Virginia Mountaineers at Texas Tech Red Raiders
West Virginia is facing a very tough opponent while on the road. Texas Tech has an explosive offense that averaging 55 PPG. Their defense has a tough time controlling opponent passing games and West Virginia has a very good air attack. But we think that the Raiders will dominate on offense. The Mountaineers are favored by -2.5.
Wager on the Texas Tech Red Raiders at +2.5 for 3 units.
Final Word: Our week Seven NCAA Football Free Picks
In our for week seven NCAA football free picks, we have done something unusual. In none of these week seven NCAA football free picks do we take the favorite. We’re thinking that Texas Tech may win outright and that the others will cover. As far as a pure upset goes, we think that the Kansas State Wildcats may pull off an upset. Then again, we would not bet on it.